Trackback

Last Update: February 07, 2014

I got an email from WordPress today. Getting all excited thinking it was a new subscriber or new comment, I saw "A new trackback on the post ....."

So I went to Google and looked up what it is. Seems to me like it is something like a backlink but I'm not entirely sure.

The question is :

What is a trackback and what can it really do? Should I approve it or not?

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Crystal2010 Premium
Thanks for info
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Ethan Glover Premium
It could either be because your linking to your own site or someone else is linking to your site. I wouldn't delete them, that kind of defeats the purpose. But hiding them from comments are good to keep things pretty.
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Alex24 Premium
interesting interesting. I got it from a "spammy" looking website, does not look like a website related to football/soccer. I get your point though. Thanks
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LacyNicole Premium
How do you hide them from comments?
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flygirl Premium
Hi Alex,
Here is a link to some information on trackbacks. I'm not affiliated with this site or receive any benefit from sending you there. He just gives a really good explanation. Peggy
http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/what-why-and-how-tos-of-trackbacks-and-pingbacks-in-wordpress/
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Alex24 Premium
thank you
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RJScot Premium
Thank you for this link. I have looked at it myself. I think spammers have killed another good thing.
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Stacydee Premium
If I understand those right, it's just your site talking to itself. I trash them.
I get them when I link my own posts together.
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Alex24 Premium
thanks for the info
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steveo5770 Premium
That's the best way to describe it Stacy :)
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Stacydee Premium
:)) Awesome!
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steveo5770 Premium
just delete them. When you link 1 of your pages to another page within your site, sometimes you get these.
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Alex24 Premium
interesting. ok .I see some site referenced to it also.
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